Locals and celebs alike flock to Frankies for some of NYC’s best homestyle Italian.
MEET THE CHEF
Chefs Frank Falcinelli and Frank Castronovo
Any “best of” Italian list is likely to namedrop Frankies, the soul-nourishing eatery created by two chefs named Frank and inspired by their grandmothers’ kitchens. It's a restaurant so good and so popular, an entire neighborhood was built around it.
The chicken parm you've been craving all week. Breaded chicken breast, pan-fried to a golden brown, topped with marinara, mozzarella, and provolone.
The Franks eliminate breading in this lighter riff on baked eggplant, layered with Pecorino Romano cheese and a rich tomato sauce.
Burrata & Arugula Salad
Creamy burrata on peppery arugula with Gaeta and Castelvetrano olives, finished with cracked pepper, flaked sea salt and red wine vinaigrette.
Penne alla Vodka
Often called penne with pink sauce from the rich blend of heavy cream, crushed tomatoes, butter, and cheese, this delicious, homey pasta has become an American classic.
Sausage & Peppers with Polenta
A classic combo gets an upgrade with creamy polenta: A mix of spicy and sweet Italian sausage, sautéed onions, and blistered red peppers, on a bed of cheesy, buttery semolina polenta.